Medication for rheumatoid arthritis



I'm new to this discussion group and just wanted to ask, how did you feel when you first started taking RA meds? I was prescribed methotrexate for 4 months but the lethargy and brain-fog was just too much. I have just tried sulfasalazine, which again made me feel exhausted, along with horrible heartburn and diarrhoea. I've stopped taking sulfasalazine, so am only on prednisolone. I'm currently feeling exhausted and in pain. In between telephone appointments with rheumatology I only have access to a helpline, which is just an answer machine, and I've just received a text to say I'll get a phone call in two weeks. I'm no further forward with my RA then I was when I was diagnosed over a year ago. Any suggestions welcome. Thank you.